Worrying every now and again is normal. However, people with GAD are worried almost all of the time about various everyday activities that would be considered insignificant by others. Children suffering from GAD struggle to control their worries, which may include school, sports and other activities, peers, homework, and the overall wellbeing of themselves and loved ones. When worries are chronic and extensive, they can result in physical symptoms, such as fatigue and body aches.
- Continuous feelings of tension, being on edge
- Trouble falling sleeping or staying asleep
- Difficulty making everyday decisions and taking action
- Constantly thinks of negative consequences
- Magnifies significance of various situations